Re: Is Star Trek Interracially revolutionary?
Nerys Myk wrote:
20 years ago Southern and Eastern Europeans were not discriminated against, and could hold any position available; but the idea of an ethnic non-Northern European president was questionable. I would think that idea should be shattered today, but earlier American history reveals that ethnicity probably did play a factor. And the idea of a Russian ensign, or maybe any other position including a captain of another ship other than the main ship of a given ST series is not out of the question; but the idea of a Russian star of the show would be in my opinion.
was the Democratic nominee for President in 1988 over 20 years ago. Spiro
Agnew was a heartbeat away from being the President 40 years ago. Mario Cumo
and Rudy Giuliani
have been touted as viable Presidential candidates for decades and Giuliani even ran.
There's never been a law against non Anglo-Saxons/Dutch running for president, but:
“This is an English and Dutch country! Everyone else is here on sufferance,” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
None of those candidates, no matter how close, actually became
So we're left a little bit in the dark as to how much, if any of that, was at least partially due to non-Northern European
The source of this FDR quote is...?
We are quicksilver, a fleeting shadow, a distant sound... our home has no boundaries beyond which we cannot pass. We live in music, in a flash of color... we live on the wind and in the sparkle of a star! Endora, Bewitched